Our Village

Who we are

Little Village Early Learning is a privately-owned company, developed by a group of friends with a desire to create a business which would make a positive contribution to the community around it. Having raised families and being grandparents, the owners have a strong desire to provide the very best of care and education for the next generation.

Our owners, management, educators and support staff are a team of dedicated professionals who truly believe in our shared vision and are committed to ongoing improvement to ensure the highest of quality care and education.

What’s Important to Us

  • Providing high quality care and learning in a secure, relaxed and joyful environment;
  • Creating a ‘home-like’ atmosphere which incorporates realistic, natural and culturally rich learning environments.
  • Building a community which respects childhood as a time to explore, create and be joyful.
  • Understanding and building upon the naturally inquisitive minds that children have from a young age and valuing them as competent co-learners.
  • Honouring each child as a unique individual as we build reciprocal relationships.
  • Reflecting on our practice to ensure each child’s developmental and educational needs are exceeded.
  • Developing a family friendly centre focusing on the needs of the whole family with strong support for working parents.
  • Respecting the individual journey that each family is on and we aspire to understand each family on a deep and meaningful level.

Our impact on the world

Little Village considers eco-choices and sustainability in all its practices:

  • We use our own solar power and harvested water.
  • We operate and communicate electronically to curb paper waste.
  • We maintain healthy air, using cross ventilation and fans as our first option.
  • We have plants throughout our environments to ensure we have clean oxygen.
  • We are mindful with our resources and have a policy of reuse, recycle or upcycle.
  • We have used timber and rocks from our land in our fit-out, furniture and outdoor environments.
  • We encourage families to bring in their recycled materials for crafts and to donate books for our community library.
  • Our care and cleaning products are child and earth-friendly.
  • Food waste is minimised, re-purposed for animals or composted.
  • Children help in maintaining our gardens and produce is used in our meals where possible.
  • We have a specialised Environmental Educator who is dedicated to ensuring our children learn about their world and how to care for it.

Community at heart

  • We look to our local families and community first when employing tradespeople for our build, fit-out, landscaping and maintenance.
  • We use the professional services from within our community in education, health, culture, IT, energy, security and communication.
  • We source what we need close to home, including toys and resources from community groups and buying locally grown fruit and vegetables for our menu.

We have a deep desire for reconciliation and respect for our traditional landowners of the past, present and future.